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From: Dan_Thomas_nospam@yahoo.com (Dan Thomas)
Subject: Re: (Avionics) How can this circuit produce an "inductive surge"?
Date: 29 Sep 2002 10:32:29 -0700
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NNTP-Posting-Date: 29 Sep 2002 17:32:30 GMT
> A silicon diode, which is what all modern diodes are, conducts ONLY if the
> anode is about .7 Volts more positive than the cathode.
> The diode is ALWAYS connected across the coil of the solenoid. The diode
> conducts ONLY if the voltage across the coil reverses which is what happens
> when the voltage applied to the coil is removed by opening the switch.
> Go to the following URL for a simple explaination of how diodes work
> then tell me how anything other than the above two sentances could
> possibly be true.
I'm not arguing any of that. I am familiar with diodes and the
solenoid's coil and with what happens when the voltage is removed. As
I said in a following post, it's a question of misunderstanding
betyween us, not an argument as to who's right or wrong. I appreciate
your input. I appreciate most of the input from the guys in this
group, even those I disagree with, and sometimes I am forced to
reassess my own position on some things. That's what learning is all
about, and all of us are still learning. Even those of us who teach
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